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In August 2018 Jim Sheridan a Labour Councillor was reported to the Labour Party for #Antisemitic comments. Sheridan stated that he had lost respect and empathy for the Jewish community.
I am not going to defend his statement. It appears to have been used in frustration at what he perceived to be unwarranted levels of #Antisemitic allegations against the #LabourParty Jim Sheridan has since apologised and been reinstated with a warning.
But what was behind his frustration? Why would someone who stated he had supported the Jewish Community all his adult life, suddenly say he had lost empathy for them? Perhaps we should look at the broader picture?
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To move rightward, is about the desire to conserve, hence #conservative. In order to want to conserve, you have to have something you want to conserve. If all you have is debt and more #debt, what the heck do you have to conserve? @sapinker
The progression to more right with age is a historically temporary #American phenomenon born out of the fact that #boomers acquired increasing affluence because of the society in which they found themselves as a result of the #NewDeal & #progressive policies which they inherited
Having been born on third base and believing they had hit a triple, as a generation, they decided to slow this #wealth distribution thing down a little and now we find ourselves where we find ourselves. The move rightwards requires something to conserve.
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How can Bernie not know about a $30000 settlement from his own campaign? This does not pass the credibility test.
#VettingBernie
washingtonpost.com/politics/berni…
Bernie Sanders' votes and non-votes that support GOP's LIFTING SANCTIONS on Russia's oligarchs is definitely not consistent with his campaign trail words from 2016.

#VettingBernie

Sanders silent on claim that Russians backed him in 2016 | by Gabriel Debenedetti
politico.com/story/2018/02/…

#VettingBernie
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MT @LincolnsBible THREAD of #July24 2018...
ON Result of TWO MOB WARS that gave us
#CapoTRUMP and #CapoPUTIN (or SubCapo)
tinyurl.com/yb98b66w #MuellerKnowsEverything He prosecuted GOTTI (google it) @maddow @CNN @JasonLeopold @RepAdamSchiff @SenKamalaHarris @renato_mariotti
@LincolnsBible @maddow @CNN @JasonLeopold @RepAdamSchiff @SenKamalaHarris @renato_mariotti HERE are TWEETS 2/3
"Storytellers - novelists & screenwriters - have sold you the #mob's version of their 20th cent world order...
Much of it is spot-on. But key pieces have been obfuscated. Why?
Because that's how you protect the #money@Fahrenthold @maddow @CNN @PolitiZoom
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1) A U.S. #Immigration thread.

Feb. 2018 @POTUS writes "Democrats Have Lost Their Way on Immigration" whitehouse.gov/articles/democ…

Jan. 2019 @POTUS writes Letter on #BorderSecurity to Congress, includes obstructed @SecNielsen crisis Presentation.

#BuildTheWall #WWG1WGA #MAGA
2) @SecNielsen attempted to deliver her humanitarian crisis Presentation during a meeting with Congressional leadership in the @WhiteHouse Situation Room. @TheDemocrats' leadership refused to let Sec. Nielsen present vetted #BorderSecurity information:

whitehouse.gov/wp-content/upl…
3) In this meeting obstructionist @SpeakerPelosi forced a tense confrontation, interrupting Nielsen’s presentation on #BorderSecurity and Illegal #Immigration, telling her “I reject your facts!” @DickDurbin and other obstructionists followed in protest.

foxnews.com/politics/pelos…
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Going to the border w a group of progressive #veterans & @Ocasio2018 NY14 organizers to respond to the #asylum crisis one of the most important actions this year. It reminded me of our collective power & #military veterans & families' unique strengths & instincts as organizers /1
Coming together quickly for urgent collective action, we realized most of us had a #military affiliation, whether we enlisted ourselves or our mother, uncles, or cousins served in uniform.

Nearly all of us were also #immigrant-connected— immigrants or the children of immigrants
Many #progressive military #veterans are wired w critical, transferable skills that make us incredibly effective organizers. Particularly in high pressure, chaotic situations

*Vets of color in particular hold massively under-tapped insights & analytical power for change* /3
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You are something else - yes, you, the one reading this tweet. You don't even know what you're doing, or the significance of it, but take a moment, read this thread, and pat yourself on the back.
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YOU have risen up to #resist. Without any centralized or organizational foundation, you helped grow a massive online movement. Through #FBRParty #FBR and other hashtag advocacy, you did this.
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YOU have created an international coalition, bringing together a diverse group of people who are raising up to demand change, not just here in America but across the world. You have inspired people to speak up.
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1. I am a #Democrat, a #Liberal, a #Progressive. I BELIEVE we can be a more perfect union through justice and equality. I work to raise the voices of the oppressed and provide equal opportunities for the disenfranchised. This ethic is the core of the party.
2. When others ridicule us for being too 'politically correct', calling us 'libtards', 'snowflakes', deriding us over 'safe spaces', it matters little to me because I'm secure in the pragmatic foundation that informs our positions and policies.
3. But, like anyone else, if we allow ourselves to be manipulated, we will stray from this pragmatism and lose our way in reactionary responses unfettered by context or logic, weakening our stance by becoming a caricature designed by our opposition.
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